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"Belted: A Fashion Journey Through Time" Step into the world of belts and discover their timeless allure. Picture No

Background imageBelted Collection: Picture No. 10889722

Picture No. 10889722
Cattle - Belted Galloway / Dutch Belted Date:

Background imageBelted Collection: Sub - Officer Joseph Moore of the Vauxhall Fire Brigade, entered the premises above

Sub - Officer Joseph Moore of the Vauxhall Fire Brigade, entered the premises above a blazing oil shop in Ram Payne Street

Background imageBelted Collection: Woman police officer, Inspector Lily Dawes, London

Woman police officer, Inspector Lily Dawes, London
A woman police officer, Inspector Lily Dawes, at Kennington, London, wearing belted jacket (summer uniform), helmet with badge, white shirt and tie, and duty armband. Date: 1933

Background imageBelted Collection: Bon Ton Skiwear

Bon Ton Skiwear
For Chamonix: sensible yet stylish clothing includes gaiters & leggings, fringed scarf, knitted jumper, flat cap with earflaps; belted jacket & plaid skirt

Background imageBelted Collection: Lord William Howard, Belted Will

Lord William Howard, Belted Will
Lord William Howard (1563-1640), English nobleman and antiquary, nicknamed Belted Will (or Bold Will). circa early 17th century

Background imageBelted Collection: Dressed to Kill 1912

Dressed to Kill 1912
Woman: tailor-made with a narrow skirt, belted long line jacket with bellows pockets & a trilby hat. Man: jodphurs, gaiters or leggings, belted jacket with a pleated back & patch pockets

Background imageBelted Collection: Flight / Flying Girl

Flight / Flying Girl
Pretty young aviatrix in a belted leather flight coat, leather gauntlets, helmet & goggles

Background imageBelted Collection: Chic Vs False Chic 1914

Chic Vs False Chic 1914
True chic - elegant young woman wears the latest fashion to good advantage: hobble skirt & long belted fur trimmed jacket, the skirts of which create a tunic & a fur muff. Date: 1914

Background imageBelted Collection: Waiting in the Rain

Waiting in the Rain
Max Wang

Background imageBelted Collection: Burberry outfits

Burberry outfits
These models are wearing Burberry outfits in tweed, in an article printed shortly before the beginning of the grouse hunting season. Date: 1939

Background imageBelted Collection: Advert for Burberry

Advert for Burberry, depicting a fashionable shooting outfit. Date: 1939

Background imageBelted Collection: A street dress from Susan Small, a ready-to-wear fashion label founded in the 1940s by Leslie Carr

A street dress from Susan Small, a ready-to-wear fashion label founded in the 1940s by Leslie Carr Jones. Date: 1954

Background imageBelted Collection: The front cover of Britannia and Eve from January 1954. Date: 1954

The front cover of Britannia and Eve from January 1954. Date: 1954

Background imageBelted Collection: An advert for Wolsey's range of women's wear. Date: 1943

An advert for Wolsey's range of women's wear. Date: 1943

Background imageBelted Collection: A selection of women's loose jackets for sale. Date: 1921

A selection of women's loose jackets for sale. Date: 1921

Background imageBelted Collection: Belted kingfisher, Megaceryle alcyon

Belted kingfisher, Megaceryle alcyon, males 1, female 2. Chromolithograph after an ornithological illustration by John James Audubon from Benjamin Harry Warrens Report on the Birds of Pennsylvania

Background imageBelted Collection: Horned grebe, Podiceps auritus

Horned grebe, Podiceps auritus, adult male 1, and female in winter plumage. Chromolithograph after an ornithological illustration by John James Audubon from Benjamin Harry Warrens Report on the Birds

Background imageBelted Collection: Advert for Goochs childrens spring coats 1923

Advert for Goochs childrens spring coats 1923
Selection of kids spring coats for spring 1923. Date: 1923

Background imageBelted Collection: Page of Fashion adverts 1937

Page of Fashion adverts 1937
Two adverts from Woolands of model wearing a graceful full length Ascot dress, designed in floral organza, patterned in charming shades, petalled frill on bodice and skirt

Background imageBelted Collection: Page of fashion adverts - October 1927

Page of fashion adverts - October 1927
Page of four fashion adverts for womens clothing, for Autumn, from The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News, October 1927

Background imageBelted Collection: Advert for Shoolbred & Co. womens fashion 1905

Advert for Shoolbred & Co. womens fashion 1905
Two Edwardian women wearing, left; a very pretty and simple Paris-made Voile dress in cream and all shades trimmed in empire lace and lined fined batiste

Background imageBelted Collection: Curtis British Entomology Plate 615

Curtis British Entomology Plate 615
Lepidoptera: Nyssia zonaria = Lycia zonaria ssp. britannica (Belted Beauty) [Plant: Veronica hederifolia (Ivy-leaved Speedwell)] Date: 1824-39

Background imageBelted Collection: JANTZEN SWIMWEAR 1930

JANTZEN SWIMWEAR 1930
Two athletic blondes in their Jantzen bathers. A green tank costume with matching cape & a belted costume in 2 shades of blue. Date: 1929

Background imageBelted Collection: Highland dress (litho)

Highland dress (litho)
6013771 Highland dress (litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Highland dress. Illustration for The Harmsworth Encylopaedia (c 1922).); © Look and Learn

Background imageBelted Collection: Ah! Sure such a pair was never seen so justly form d to meet by nature, pub

Ah! Sure such a pair was never seen so justly form d to meet by nature, pub
2655348 Ah! Sure such a pair was never seen so justly form d to meet by nature, pub. 1820 (hand coloured engraving) by Cruikshank

Background imageBelted Collection: CLOTHES FOR MOROCCO 1924

CLOTHES FOR MOROCCO 1924
Man: plus fours, flat cap, knitted vest, plaid or tartan socks & brogues. Women: cloche hats, tubular shaped skirts with jacket or belted tunic & spectator/co-respondent shoes. Date: 1924

Background imageBelted Collection: CULOTTES ON CYCLES 1937

CULOTTES ON CYCLES 1937
Two French ladies cycle into the countryside on their tandem clad in tailored costumes comprised of culottes (divided skirts), a belted blouse or D-B jacket. Date: 1937

Background imageBelted Collection: Toddler boy dressed up for his first studio portrait

Toddler boy dressed up for his first studio portrait photograph circa 1903

Background imageBelted Collection: Stylish woman in an elegant coat and handbag

Stylish woman in an elegant coat and handbag
Stylish late-1940s woman in an elegant coat and handbag - the floral buttonhole may attest to her attending a wedding when this shot was taken? Date: circa 1949

Background imageBelted Collection: Dresses for 1932

Dresses for 1932
Three women wearing smart frocks, first is a Dorville model in brown and green tweed, the sides of the bodies green to match the coat

Background imageBelted Collection: Shirtwaister dress by Michael, 1959

Shirtwaister dress by Michael, 1959
An elegant outfit comprising of a white silk shirtwaister dress belted with tan suede designed by Michael of Carlos Place

Background imageBelted Collection: Golden Square coat advertisement

Golden Square coat advertisement
Advertisement for Golden Square clothes manufactured by Watt, Thexton and Co who specialised in overcoats and topcoats. This half-belted travelling coat is described as

Background imageBelted Collection: Chestnut-belted gnateater, Conopophaga aurita

Chestnut-belted gnateater, Conopophaga aurita, and flame robin, Petroica phoenicea.. Handcolored copperplate stipple engraving from Dumont de Sainte-Croixs Dictionary of Natural Science: Ornithology

Background imageBelted Collection: Elegant Ladies in Shower

Elegant Ladies in Shower
Costumes by Doeuillet: narrow line skirts with wrap-over front or button detail & tunic style belted jackets. Hats: cocked brim & flat crown or tall cloche style with plume

Background imageBelted Collection: A Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle Alcyon) Waits To Dive For Small Fish; Astoria, Oregon

A Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle Alcyon) Waits To Dive For Small Fish; Astoria, Oregon, United States Of America

Background imageBelted Collection: Advert for Margaret Marks of Knightsbridge 1933

Advert for Margaret Marks of Knightsbridge 1933
Models wearing ready to wear two-piece dresses, suits and coats. 1933

Background imageBelted Collection: Advert for Aquascutum mens coats 1929

Advert for Aquascutum mens coats 1929
Mens coat made from impenetrable Aquascutum trench coatings, with detachable collar and lining of Teddy Bear Fleece. 1929

Background imageBelted Collection: Autumn wardrobe 1935

Autumn wardrobe 1935
Back page of a fashion catalogue, showing three women wearing autumn wardrobe. Date: 1935

Background imageBelted Collection: Belted Kingfisher, by John James Audubon

Belted Kingfisher, by John James Audubon (1785-1851). A colour plate in The Birds of America: From Original Drawings. Date: 1827-1838

Background imageBelted Collection: Autumn fashion for coats 1929

Autumn fashion for coats 1929
Model wearing tailored tweed coat with fox fur collar and leather belt and trim. Date: 1929

Background imageBelted Collection: Rural ball dress 1832

Rural ball dress 1832
Woman wearing off shouldered white rural ball dress with bishop sleeves. Date: 1832

Background imageBelted Collection: Advert for Goochs winter clothing 1915

Advert for Goochs winter clothing 1915
Winter double breasted tweed coats for little boys. 1926

Background imageBelted Collection: Advert for Debenham & Freebody knitted coats 1915

Advert for Debenham & Freebody knitted coats 1915
Lightweight summer coats for women with wrap around tie belts. Made from artifical silk, knitted wool and pure rich silk. 1915

Background imageBelted Collection: A steamer coat of Connemara tweed

A steamer coat of Connemara tweed
A grand steamer coat that would look equally well ashore - an important consideration when one does not want to be overburdened with luggage

Background imageBelted Collection: Jaeger advertisement 1931

Jaeger advertisement 1931
Advertisement for Jaeger coats urging potential customers to dash round to Jaeger, to, abduct a gladdening coat. Date: 1931

Background imageBelted Collection: Smart winter coats 1936

Smart winter coats 1936
Various womens coats for winter 1936, in a fashion catalogue. 1936

Background imageBelted Collection: German Nobles C14Th

German Nobles C14Th
Hood-turbans, fur-lined & trimmed houppelande with bagpipe sleeves, a voluminous garment cape-like in shape but belted & worn over a gipon (the buttoned sleeves visible) Date: 14th century

Background imageBelted Collection: Swimwear / Barbier 1913

Swimwear / Barbier 1913
Pretty bathing belle in a swimsuit consisting of a high waisted & belted tunic (presumably with shorts or bloomers beneath) & a matching cap daintily holds a crab. Date: 1913



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"Belted: A Fashion Journey Through Time" Step into the world of belts and discover their timeless allure. Picture No. 10889722 captures Sub-Officer Joseph Moore of the Vauxhall Fire Brigade, courageously entering the premises above, his trusty belt securing his firefighting gear. But belts aren't just for safety; they have a rich history in fashion too. Lord William Howard, known as Belted Will, was renowned for his stylish attire that always included a prominent belt. In 1914's "Chic Vs False Chic, " belts became symbols of sophistication and authenticity. In 1912's "Dressed to Kill, " belted ensembles exuded power and confidence. Bon Ton Skiwear showcased how belts could add flair even in extreme sports settings like skiing. The sky was no limit when it came to incorporating belts into aviation fashion. The Flight/Flying Girl trend embraced belted Burberry outfits that combined practicality with elegance. Speaking of Burberry, an advert from this iconic brand showcases how their designs beautifully accentuate waistlines while keeping individuals warm and fashionable. Moving forward to 1954, Susan Small's street dress exemplifies the versatility garments within ready-to-wear fashion labels. This piece from Leslie Carr Jones' label effortlessly combines style and convenience. Britannia and Eve magazine's January 1954 cover highlights how belts were essential accessories during this era—adding polish to any outfit while emphasizing feminine curves. Even during wartime in 1943, Wolsey offered women a range wear that defied limitations imposed by conflict—a testament to both resilience and style. From functionality to high fashion statements across different eras, these glimpses into the world clothing remind us that this simple accessory has played a significant role throughout history—an enduring symbol of both practicality and glamour.